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Old 05-11-2011, 05:36 PM
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Default I think that was me.

I was picking up Daniel near "castleton"?? while I was on 70 near GJ (maybe 40miles away from GJ).

we were on simplex and I had my biiiiiiiiiiig high gain Diamond SG7900 antenna on the roof of the 60 at high power (50w). that antenna is like 57" tall.

What was interesting is that I didn't really pick you guys up until I was close to the border. I suspect that there was a break in the mountains/canyons that funneled the signal perfectly for a line o' sight rx. If I went around a bend or into a gulley I either didn't hear you, or it got scratchy.

What antenna setup do you have? I think it's more about the antenna than the radio in this situation.
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